MIKE’S WINE NOTES:
Mike Davies – Wine Maker – Founder Greenskin Wine
I’m not a fan of Rosé. To me, it’s a bit like a three-wheeled motorbike. It’s not quite sure what it is and combines the disadvantage of being out in the elements while still having to look for a parking spot.
The other thing is that you can call just about anything Rosé from sweet bright pink sugary lolly water with bubbles in it, to some of the traditional pale onion skin crispy dry wines from the Côtes de Provence – which just quietly, are pretty good.
So putting my personal preferences aside, it is a fact that Rosé is one of the fastest-growing categories in the Australian wine market, so it would be neglectful of me to not have one in the Greenskin offering.
I went to a well-known Margaret River winemaker (If I tell you his/her name I will have to kill you) who knows what he/she is doing when it comes to making the pink stuff. He/she hasn’t let me down. Not only has he/she crafted a Rosé with character texture and a stony dry finish, but he/she may also have turned me!
Colour – Pale rose pink with some tints of onion skin.
Bouquet – fruit salad spectrum from watermelon through Guava and towards crunchy pink lady apples with a lacing of musk.
Palate – spicy strawberry & watermelon fruit with noticeable acidity and crunchy mineral finish.
ANDREW’S WINE NOTES:
Andrew Caillard – Master of Wine – Author & Film Maker
Pale salmon pink colour. Light red cherry strawberry aromas with flinty, herb notes. Slinky textured wine with plentiful red cherry, redcurrant, stone fruit flavours, good mid-palate viscosity and crisp long acidity. 13.2% alc